Rotary Family Health Days showcase the power of Rotary and the impact of partnerships

By John Wahlund, Area of Focus Manager for Maternal and Child Health & Disease Prevention and Treatment The fourth annual Rotary Family Health Days (RFHDs) took place throughout sub-Saharan Africa in April 2014, providing comprehensive health care services to the most vulnerable and underserved populations in South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda, Lesotho, and Swaziland. RFHDs … More Rotary Family Health Days showcase the power of Rotary and the impact of partnerships

20-year maternal health partnership started with a conversation over coffee

By Jesse Allerton, Rotary Programs staff Nigeria has one of the highest rates of maternal mortality in the world: women there have a 1 in 23 lifetime risk of dying in childbirth. In 2010, a five-year Rotary pilot project concluded in the rural northern states of Kaduna and Kano Nigeria. Led by the Rotarian Action … More 20-year maternal health partnership started with a conversation over coffee

Rotary Family Health Days bring preventative health services to more than 350,000 in Africa

By Jesse Allerton, Rotary Programs staff After tragically losing her son to AIDS in 1994, Marion Bunch, a member of the Rotary Club of Dunwoody, Georgia, USA, resolved to help other children with HIV. Ten years later, Marion founded Rotarians for Family Health and AIDS Prevention, Inc. (RFHA), a Rotarian Action Group helping clubs and … More Rotary Family Health Days bring preventative health services to more than 350,000 in Africa

Thousands of Rotarians provide essential health services to South Africa communities

By Mark Williams, Club President | Strand Rotary Club, South Africa Civil society, big business and the Government are teaming up with 4,000 Rotary members between 2 and 4 April to promote family healthy living and disease prevention by implementing a massive annual campaign – Rotary Family Health Days – to provide comprehensive, free health care services … More Thousands of Rotarians provide essential health services to South Africa communities